Specialised Technology Project B

Course code MTEC6710Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course builds on work commenced in MTEC6709 and culminates in the full realisation of the Specialised Technology Project. The project is an advanced study into a specific area(s) of Music Technology and is undertaken in consultation with a supervisor. Using the study program developed in MTEC6709, students will progress through the various stages of development and undertake reflective assessment. The final project must be presented at a suitable (Masters) standard and be accompanied by relevant documentation.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesBy the end of this course, students will be expected to:

1. have demonstrated a high level of music technology prowess in their field of study (at Masters level);
2. have researched, designed and commenced progression through their customised program for the project;
3. have attained valuable identification, research and music technology skills;
4. have undertaken self-directed work, analysis and reporting procedures in a professional comportment;
5. have demonstrated advanced ability to use email, access web-based resources and to participate in electronic discussion groups.
ContentThe course content will vary depending on the nature of the area studied. Specialised tuition and advice will be provided in the students chosen field(s).

Topics addressed may include (but are not limited to):
- undertake further research into a specific area of music technology
- implementation of the study program (including aims, targets and outcomes)
- reflective assessment of work completed
- production of documentation and material to support their work
- undertaking of advanced study into specialised fields of music technology
Replacing Course(s)This course MTEC6710 Specialised Techology Project B (10 units) together with MTEC6709 Specialised Techology Project A (10 units) replaced the course MTEC6708 Specialised Techology Project (20 units). This change will provide students with additional flexibility in the program structure but will not change the program outcomes.
TransitionStudents will not be disadvantaged by the introduction of this new course. The course should normally be studied by itself in a given trimester, but with approval may be studied concurrently with an elective course or MTEC6709. These options provide students with additional flexibility not possible with the previous project course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents undertaking this course are required to have minimum levels of computer literacy and musical ability as necessary for entry into the Master of Music Technology and Graduate Certificate in Music Technology programs. (Further details of the levels expected are available from the program convener.) It is also expected that students will have previously completed Applications of Music Technology (core course) and also completed a range of electives before the commencement of this course.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item #1 (40% of total assessment) - Students will compile a portfolio outlining progress they have made with their project. They will need to present evidence of their work, self-assess what they have done, check their progress with the study schedule, and compare the project directions with the original proposal. (They may also discuss deviations to the project and submit drafted material.)
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item #2 (60% of total assessment) - Students will present their finished project in a coherent form sympathetic with the mediums and materials used. This may be, for example, in the form of a CD, DVD, printed document or web page. It will be of a Masters standard and will need to be accompanied by relevant support documentation. This is the culmination of the Specialised Technology Project.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents should only enrol in this course if they have previously completed the core course (MTEC6700) and a range of MTEC elective courses. They should also have previously completed (or are concurrently completing) the course MTEC6709.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MTEC6710